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NC State police continue to look for answers

Posted May 4, 2013 10:40 p.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2013 7:46 a.m. EDT

— Police on Saturday ramped up efforts to learn more about a recent sexual assault on the North Carolina State University campus.

N.C. State and Raleigh police handed out fliers with pictures and information about a recent attack in a checkpoint on the corner of Stinson and Current drives on Saturday night.

A female student reported being attacked on the north side of the Free Expression Tunnel at about 4 a.m. on April 25. She said she was walking from the D.H. Hill Library when a man pushed her from behind into some bushes and sexually assaulted her.

The graffiti-covered Free Expression Tunnel is a primary connector between two sections of the N.C. State campus, allowing students and others to go under railroad tracks that cut across campus.

Students have been instructed to be more vigilant and aware of their surroundings, walk along well-lit pathways and never walk alone at night. The university also offers the Safety Escort Program, which runs 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call N.C. State police at 919-515-3000.